This house belongs to a sweet couple I call friends. I don't always stay in spartan accommodations. Sometimes I fare much better than at home in the USA. This flat had it all! Nice bed, awesome bathroom, and a great kitchen. I enjoyed cooking fine meal with items from the local mercado in Otavalo. The location in Yambiro is rural and very nice. I found the local welcoming and the walk to and from town to be rather delightful and a great way to meet the locals. A bus also runs regularly throughout the day; a great way to carry more groceries or avoid bad weather. The bus also goes directly to the local bus terminal if you need to go further to points like Quito.
You can learn more about frugal living and room and apartment oprions in Ecuador.
If you are planing a visit to Ecuador and have any questions about the logistics please feel free to reach out or leave comments below. I am always happy to help. I strive to support the local economy and especially the local Ecuadorian owned businesses
You can also use these same services in reverse to catch a bus to the airport on your way back home. Learn more here https://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/es/guia-de-transporte.html
I primarily travel solo but you don't have to to enjoy this channel. Working as a river guide during summers in North America I don't earn a lot of money and live close to the federal poverty level. In spite of this I live a rich life on a frugal budget. If you would like to learn more about traveling in Latin America or maybe frugal travel tips visit Fast Fred Travels and if you would like to come rafting with me check out Fast Fred Rafts for details.
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